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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Developmental Screening for All Children: Alaska’s Experience with Implementing Statewide the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Online

In this one-hour webinar, Erin Kinavey, Carol Prentice, and Jillian Lush present their experience implementing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Online as part of a coordinated, statewide system to achieve universal developmental screening for children, birth to five years, in Alaska. This innovative Child Find initiative is built on a partnership with medical providers and early care and learning agencies.

This webinar is part of the Maternal and Child Public Health webinar series.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the potential benefits of implementing an online developmental screening program
  • Understand one example of a statewide online developmental screening approach

Intended Audience

Early Intervention professionals, medical providers, administrators, and early care and education professionals

Presenters

Erin Kinavey, MEd, is currently an assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education, University of Alaska, Anchorage. She serves on the national Infant Toddler Coordinators Association Board of Directors as past president. Previously, she was the Early Intervention/Part C coordinator for the State of Alaska and, before that, a provider in rural and remote Alaska with the Infant Learning Program as well as with Head Start and Early Head Start. She was named one of Alaska’s top professionals under the age of 40 years for 2013.

Carol Prentice, MPA, has been involved in early childhood systems development in Alaska for the past 15 years. She was the director of the Alaska System for Early Education Development from 2003-2009, prior to starting her own consulting business, based in Juneau, in 2010. Her background includes health care administration and nonprofit management in Washington and California, teaching at the University of Alaska Southeast's Master of Public Administration degree program.

Jillian Lush, MSW, is the Executive Director of Sprout Family Services, a non-profit organization based in Homer, Alaska. She is a current fellow with the University of Massachusetts Boston Infant Parent Mental Health Certificate Program in Napa, CA.

Resources

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Air Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Topics: 
Maternal and Child Health
Format: 
Webinar
Duration: 
1 hour
Cost: 
Free
Series: 
Maternal and Child Public Health
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills